Vice and Drug Control

I.     Course Prefix/Number: LAE 130

       Course Name: Vice and Drug Control

       Credits: 3 (3 lecture; 0 lab)

II.    Prerequisite


III.   Course (Catalog) Description

Course reviews historical and sociological developments in drug addiction and vice control.  Content includes studies of narcotic addiction and effects of hypnotic drugs, bookmaking, gambling, and prostitution.

IV.   Learning Objectives

To provide the students with understanding of the following topics:

  1. The history of national and international drug trafficking
  2. Narcotic and dangerous drugs identification
  3. Drug laws, Federal, State
  4. Investigative Techniques
    1. Interviews
    2. Interrogation
  5. Search Warrants
    1. Case Laws
    2. Search and Seizure
  6. Vice control
    1. Gambling
    2. Prostitution

V.    Academic Integrity and Student Conduct

Students and employees at Oakton Community College are required to demonstrate academic integrity and follow Oakton's Code of Academic Conduct. This code prohibits:

• cheating,
• plagiarism (turning in work not written by you, or lacking proper citation),
• falsification and fabrication (lying or distorting the truth),
• helping others to cheat,
• unauthorized changes on official documents,
• pretending to be someone else or having someone else pretend to be you,
• making or accepting bribes, special favors, or threats, and
• any other behavior that violates academic integrity.

There are serious consequences to violations of the academic integrity policy. Oakton's policies and procedures provide students a fair hearing if a complaint is made against you. If you are found to have violated the policy, the minimum penalty is failure on the assignment and, a disciplinary record will be established and kept on file in the office of the Vice President for Student Affairs for a period of 3 years.

Please review the Code of Academic Conduct and the Code of Student Conduct, both located online at

VI.   Sequence of Topics

Week  Assignment
1 Introduction
2 Narcotics Law
3 Opiates
4 Cocaine
5 Hallucinogens
6 Amphetamines & Barbiturates and Alcohol
7 Mid-Term Exam
8 Search & Seizure Law
9 Book Reports
10 Search & Seizure Law; Book Reports
11 Search & Seizure Law; Book Reports
12 Search & Seizure Law; Book Reports
13 Search & Seizure Law; Book Reports
14 Prostitution
15 Gambling
16 Final Exam

VII.  Methods of Instruction

Lecture/Discussion/Audio Visual.
Course may be taught as face-to-face, hybrid or online course.
Course may be taught as face-to-face, hybrid or online course.

VIII. Course Practices Required

Reading/Writing/Oral Presentation.

Course may be taught as face-to-face, hybrid or online course.

IX.   Instructional Materials

Note: Current textbook information for each course and section is available on Oakton's Schedule of Classes.

Such as:
Illinois Criminal Law and Procedure War on Drugs III by Inciardi

X.    Methods of Evaluating Student Progress

Mid-Terms Exam, Final Exam, Oral Presentation

XI.   Other Course Information

If you have a documented learning, psychological, or physical disability you may be entitled to reasonable academic accommodations or services. To request accommodations or services, contact the Access and Disability Resource Center at the Des Plaines or Skokie campus. All students are expected to fulfill essential course requirements. The College will not waive any essential skill or requirement of a course or degree program.

Oakton Community College is committed to maintaining a campus environment emphasizing the dignity and worth of all members of the community, and complies with all federal and state Title IX requirements.

Resources and support for
  • pregnancy-related and parenting accommodations; and
  • victims of sexual misconduct
can be found at

Resources and support for LGBTQ+ students can be found at

Electronic video and/or audio recording is not permitted during class unless the student obtains written permission from the instructor. In cases where recordings are allowed, such content is restricted to personal use only. Any distribution of such recordings is strictly prohibited. Personal use is defined as use by an individual student for the purpose of studying or completing course assignments.

For students who have been approved for audio and/or video recording of lectures and other classroom activities as a reasonable accommodation by Oakton’s Access Disabilities Resource Center (ADRC), applicable federal law requires instructors to permit those recordings. Such recordings are also limited to personal use. Any distribution of such recordings is strictly prohibited.

Violation of this policy will result in disciplinary action through the Code of Student Conduct.